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  • INDA releases new North American wipes report

    July 17, 2013
    Strong 16% growth predicted.

  • INDA & EDANA Launch New Flushability Guidelines

    INDA & EDANA Launch New Flushability Guidelines

    June 20, 2013
    Stressing importance for all wipes makers to get on board.

  • Wipes Continue to Expand

    Wipes Continue to Expand

    Karen McIntyre, Senior Editor || June 12, 2013
    Consumers’ craving for convenience drives sales across many categories.

  • EDANA Hosts Nonwovens Symposium in Russia

    EDANA Hosts Nonwovens Symposium in Russia

    May 16, 2013
    Topics covered in St. Petersburg cover the entire spectrum of the nonwovens value chain.

  • Lenzing adds to U.S. capacity

    March 11, 2013
    Bring Tencel capacity to 50,000 tons in Mobile.

  • U.S. Wipes Demand

    U.S. Wipes Demand

    Corinne Gangloff, Freedonia Group || January 7, 2013
    Convenience, consumer acceptance and innovation are the driving forces in the consumer market; personal hygiene and general purpose household cleaning wipes to grow fastest.

  • Five Products To Compete For Visionary Award

    Five Products To Compete For Visionary Award

    Karen McIntryre, Senior Editor || January 7, 2013
    This year's lineup includes wipes, a filter, a freshener pad and an elasticized hood.

  • The Baby Diaper Market

    The Baby Diaper Market

    Tim Wright, Editor || January 7, 2013
    Technology innovation and high growth markets continue to propel the baby diaper market forward.

  • Tencel Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    Tencel Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    December 20, 2012
    Lenzing continues to develop new applications; fourth production plant currently being constructed.

  • K-C reports 3Q results

    December 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark reported third quarter net sales declined 3% to $5.2 billion while net income per share increased to $1.30 from $1.09. Organic sales increased 3% thanks to a good performance by K-C International as well as success in several new produ…

  • Eastern Promises

    Eastern Promises

    Ian Bell, head of tissue and hygiene research, Euromonitor International || December 4, 2012
    Russia is leading Eastern Europe’s diaper boom.

  • The Year That Was 2012

    The Year That Was 2012

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || December 4, 2012
    New investments, new business strategies dominated the headlines this year.

  • U.S. demand for wipes to reach $2.5 billion in 2016

    U.S. demand for wipes to reach $2.5 billion in 2016

    December 3, 2012
    Personal hygiene and general purpose household cleaning wipes projected to register the fastest gains in consumer market.

  • Foreign Investment Reshapes Chinese Disposables Market

    Foreign Investment Reshapes Chinese Disposables Market

    Karen Bitz McIntyre, Editor || October 8, 2012
    Baby diapers, adult incontinence see explosive growth as feminine hygiene streamlines and wet wipes face lower pricing levels.

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 11, 2012
    Kaoshiung City, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $128 million   Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercia…

  • Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    Dalian Ruiguang Nonwoven Group

    September 11, 2012
    Dalian, China www.ruiguangnonwoven.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $140 million   Key Personnel: Yuan Ming Gu, owner; Zuwei Gu, CEO; Jingxian Cui, CFO   Plants: Dalian, China   Processes: Spunbond, spunlace, meltblown, airlaid ISO Status ISO…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 11, 2012
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $155 million   Plants: Green Bay, WI (two facilities)   Processes: Airlaid, carded   Brands: Airtex, Dritex   Major Markets: Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygi…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 11, 2012
    Great Neck, NY www.firstquality.com 2012 Nonwovens Sales: $250 million   Plants: Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA; Wuxi, China   Processes: Spunmelt, spunlace   Applications: Hygiene, medical   First Quality Nonwovens started off 2013…

  • ‘Do It Your Way’

    ‘Do It Your Way’

    Colleen M. Rocafort, Sam Naggiar, Anja Stork, Petra Schulte & Ashish Taneja, PhD, BASF Corporation || September 4, 2012
    Developing personal care wipes products to meet tomorrow’s needs.

  • Wipes: A Growth Category in Choppy Economic Waters

    Wipes: A Growth Category in Choppy Economic Waters

    Ian Bell, Head of Home Care, Tissue and Hygiene Research, Euromonitor International || September 4, 2012
    Strategic investments can lead to gains in personal care within developed market regions.

  • K-C reports organic sales growth in second quarter

    August 8, 2012
    Operating profit was $754 million in the second quarter of 2012, up 21% from $625 million in 2011.

  • Nanliu Enterprise: Preparing to Go Public

    Nanliu Enterprise: Preparing to Go Public

    July 9, 2012
    Company to open 6.2-meter wide spunlace line in China.

  • K-C reports 4% sales increase

    June 6, 2012
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported first quarter 2012 results and reconfirmed its previous guidance for full-year 2012 adjusted earnings per share. First quarter 2012 net sales increased 4% to reach $5.2 billion while organic sales increased 6%. &l…

  • Consumer Wipes: Stretching into New Segments

    Consumer Wipes: Stretching into New Segments

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || June 6, 2012
    Future growth may rely on developing regions and emerging markets.

  • Dispersible Nonwovens for Flushable Wipes

    Phillip Mango, President of Phillip Mango Consulting || May 16, 2012
    Mango identifies top dipersible nonwovens in the wipes market.

  • Nonwovens Features for Skin Contact Wet Wipes

    Nonwovens Features for Skin Contact Wet Wipes

    Susan Stansbury, Contributing Editor || April 20, 2012
    Wet wipes for skin contact continue their path of market growth.

  • Back in Business?

    Back in Business?

    Christine Esposito and Melissa Meisel, Associate Editors || April 20, 2012
    After a temporary slow-down, the wipes market continues to live in the fast lane.

  • MLB team baby diapers take a big swing

    MLB team baby diapers take a big swing

    Sean Moloughney, Managing Editor || April 11, 2012
    Launch coincides with opening of 2012 baseball season.

  • Chinese diaper explosion continues

    Chinese diaper explosion continues

    Karen McIntyre, editor || March 22, 2012
    K-C, P&G, Pigeon all setting up plants in China.

  • Wipes Market on the Up and Up

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || February 29, 2012
    WOW presenters agree on one thing: Wipes remain strong across a number of regions.

  • Emerging Markets: Ripe for baby wipes

    Beyhan Tamer, Sales and Market Development, Mogul || February 29, 2012
    Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world’s richest nations.

  • Nice-Pak:World’s largest wet wipes producer

    February 29, 2012
    The company focuses on innovation to add value to wipes.

  • Wipes: What, Where, Why & How?

    Wipes: What, Where, Why & How?

    Pranay Bhaskar Sahu, Welspun India Limited || January 3, 2012
    The wipes market has been influenced by many factors.

  • K-C reports record sales

    December 2, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark 's third quarter sales hit an all-time record of $5.4 billion after increasing 8%, the company reports.

  • Airlaid's New Strengths

    Susan Stanbury, Executive Director of Converting Influence || November 10, 2011
    Stansbury discusses what is driving airlaid forward.

  • Tencel-based baby wipes honored in Japan

    September 8, 2011
    Water 99% wipes deemed kid friendly.

  • Kuraray

    Kuraray

    September 1, 2011
    Osaka, Japan www.kuraray.co.jp 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $112 million Key personnel: Takashi Nakajima, president, Kuraray Kuraflex Plants: Okayama and Saijo, Japan Processes: Resin bonded, thermal bonded, spunlaced, meltblown, steam jet Bra…

  • Nan Liu Enterprise

    Nan Liu Enterprise

    September 1, 2011
    Kaoshing, Taiwan www.nanliugroup.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $118 million Key Personnel: C.S. Huang, chairman; H.S Huang, president; M.Yang, vice-president; Sam Chang vice-president; Paul Cheng, general manager; Bernard Kerstens, commercial director (…

  • Georgia-Pacific

    Georgia-Pacific

    September 1, 2011
    Atlanta, GA www.gp.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $152 million Plants: Green Bay, WI (two facilities) Processes: Airlaid, carded Brands: Airtex, Dritex Major Markets: Baby wipes, industrial and food service wipes, feminine hygiene, absorbent cores, ta…

  • First Quality

    First Quality

    September 1, 2011
    Great Neck, NY www.firstquality.com 2011 Nonwovens Sales: $250 million Plants: Hazleton, PA; McElhattan, PA; Wuxi, China (planned) Processes: Spunmelt, spunlace Applications: Hygiene, medical Recent news for forward integrated nonw…

  • Social Networking: Going Where The Customers Are

    Karen McIntyre, Editor || August 9, 2011
    In February, it took Huggies just three weeks to become the second largest Facebook brand page in Hong Kong, where the social networking site has a higher level of penetration even than the U.S. K-C invited parents to upload their babies' photos…

  • New Product Opportunities In Consumer Markets

    Price Hanna and Lynda Kelly || June 21, 2011
    nonwovens are finding consumer product areas an attractive deal

  • INDEX 2011

    June 8, 2011
    A look at what exhibitors showcased at INDEX 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • Wipes:

    Wipes:

    Ian Bell , Head of Home Care, Tissue and Hygiene Research, Euromonitor International || June 7, 2011
    Still a Relevant Format in the Post-Recession Era

  • Fibers All Star Team

    Fibers All Star Team

    June 7, 2011
    Natural and synthetic fiber producers are stepping up to the plate with a slew of innovative and sustainable fibers for nonwovens.

  • K-C Announces First Quarter Results

    May 31, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark Corporation reported $5 billion in net sales for the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 4%.

  • Companies Rush To Resume Production In Wake Of Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

    Sandra Levy , Associate Editor || May 4, 2011
    Many nonwovens producers and hygiene companies in Japan have been rushing to restore their production and distribution in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku and Kanto regions March 11. After confirming that their e…

  • K-C To Increases Prices in Wipes, Diapers

    March 21, 2011
    Implementation Set Fo This Summe

  • Spunlace Showdown

    Spunlace Showdown

    March 16, 2011
    Manufacturers balance catering to the wipes markets ever changing needs with the never ending search for new markets.

  • K-C Announces Results

    February 28, 2011
    Kimberly-Clark reported $5.1 billion in net sales for fourth quarter of 2010, an increase of 2%.